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- NASA JPL's 32nd Planetary Science Summer School!
2020-05-18 to 2020-07-31, Online + JPL, California
Now through April 13, 2020, NASA is encouraging applications for its 32nd Annual Planetary Science Summer School. Offered by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, PSSS is a 3-month long early career development experience to help prepare the next generation of planetary science and engineering mission leaders. Participants learn the process of developing a hypothesis-driven robotic space mission in a concurrent engineering environment while getting an in-depth, first-hand look at mission design, life cycle, costs, schedule and the trade-offs inherent in each.
Science and engineering doctoral candidates, recent Ph.D.s, postdocs, junior faculty, and certain master's degree students, who are U.S. Citizens or legal permanent residents (and a very limited number of Foreign Nationals from non-designated counties), are eligible. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. Partial financial support is available for a limited number of individuals.
Session 1: Preparatory Sessions May 18-July 17.
Culminating Week at JPL July 20-24
Session 2: Preparatory Sessions May 18-July 31.
Culminating Week at JPL August 3-7
Roughly equivalent in workload to a rigorous 3-hour graduate-level course, participants spend the first 10 weeks in preparatory webinars acting as a science mission team, prior to spending the final culminating week at JPL being mentored by JPL's Advance Project Design Team, or “Team X” to refine their planetary science mission concept design, then present it to a mock expert review board.
- Astrochemical Frontiers - Quarantine Edition
2020-06-15 to 2020-06-19, online
Sponsored by IAU Commission H2 Steering Committee:
E. Bergin (President), P. Caselli (Vice-President), J. Jorgensen (Secretary), Y. Aikawa, M. Cunningham, W. Geppert, K. Öberg, T. Millar (Ex-officio)
Dear Fellow Astrochemists - this has been a trying time for all of us throughout the world. There are so many layers to the situation we find ourselves in that the lack of scientific sharing in conferences seems trite. Despite this, we know that there is some wonderful work by numerous scientists that would traditionally be highlighted in an international forum during the summer. Further, there are so many early career scholars who deserve the opportunity to showcase their work. IAU Commission H2 offers this opportunity via a remote conference (general details below) to give a remote talk, participate in remote question and answers - and continue to share the science that unites us all.
In terms of topics we value all work in our interdisciplinary field we therefore encourage you to apply for a talk and the SOC, comprised by the steering committee above, will create the schedule. We anticipate over-subscription to our 60 speaking slots and will focus the content on frontier/field-leading topics whether theory, observation, or the lab.
We also will favor early career scholars as this might be the only astrochemistry conference until the fall.
Meeting will be held on Zoom hosted by Ted Bergin at the start and then by other members of the committee who will chair sessions.
Talks will be 15 minutes (10 min talk/5 for questions) Please adhere to this schedule - keep your slides light such that we can manage this remotely.
Schedule each day:
8-8:10 - setup and logistics
8:10-9:10 4 15 minute talks
9:10-9:20 general break
9:20-10:20 4 15 minute talks
10:20-10:30 general break
10:30-11:30 4 15 minute talks
We will manage the schedule such that talks from Asia will be placed in early slots and US west coast late slots.
All talks will be recorded and placed on the conference web site.
We stress that accepting to give a talk means that you accept the talk being recorded - no exceptions. Please give references for all your figures given that these talks will be hosted online. For those watching recordings we will enable Q∧A with the speakers during the week of the meeting.
Attendance to the conference will be by admitted registrants only.
First come, first serve - limited to 300.
Abstract submission, if desired, is part of the registration form.
No registration fee.
For questions you are welcome to contact Ted Bergin (ebergin (at) umich.edu) or other members of the SOC.
Registration deadline: 2020-06-01
- Molecular Origins of Life, Munich (MOM) conference
2020-07-09 to 2020-07-10, online
The biannual Molecular Origins of Life, Munich addresses one of the most fundamental questions of science: How could life originate on Earth? With more than 20 lectures accompanied by discussion sessions and over 150 participants, this international conference brings together scientists from wide range of disciplines, namely: astrophysics, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, geobiology, geochemistry and theoretical physics. Only the combined effort from renowned experts from various disciplines can be successful in retracing the origins of life under experimental conditions and pave the way towards answering some of the most pertinent questions: What were the conditions on early Earth? Which chemicals could serve as precursors for the synthesis of living systems on Earth and on other planets? How did the very first genetic material in lifeforms develop? How could Darwinian evolution emerge? What were the first metabolic pathways? The conference's aim is to represent and to discuss the state of the art in the origin of life field.
Registration deadline: 2020-06-21
- XIXth International Conference on the Origin of Life - ISSOL 2020
2020-08-02 to 2020-08-07, Quito, Ecuador POSTPONED
- Fifth Network of Researchers on the Chemical Evolution of Life (NoR CEL) Conference
2020-08-25 to 2020-08-27, University of St. Andrews, Scotland CANCELLED
For more information contact norcelgroup (at) gmail.com.
Deadline for Registration and abstract submission: 2020-06-30
2020-09-01 to 2020-09-04, Bologna, Italy CANCELLED
EANA2020 will take place in Bologna (IT) from 1 to 4 September.
Details will be provided in January.
- XVIth Rencontres du Vietnam. "Planetary Science: The Young Solar System"
2020-09-06 to 2020-09-12, Quy Nhon, Vietnam
The Solar System is known to have formed 4.5 billion years ago. In this conference we discuss the early evolution of the Solar System, mostly within the first billion years. The conference consists of the following topical sessions:
- Protoplanetary & Debris Discs
- Planet formation: Data vs Models
- Hadean Earth and Pre-Noachian Mars
- Late accretion, Impact Bombardment and Small Bodies
- Planetary Interior Evolution and Volcanism
- Atmospheric Composition and Evolution
- Giant Planets and their Satellites
- Active Young Sun
- What can Extrasolar Planets teach us about the Solar System?
- Audrey Bouvier -- University Bayreuth, Germany
- Fernando Cruz-Saenz -- Konkoly Observatory, Hungary
- Sebastian Danielache -- Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
- Yohai Kaspi -- Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
- Mario Fischer-Gödde -- University of Cologne, Germany
- Mario Flock -- Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany
- Juliane Gross -- Rutgers University, USA
- Anders Johansen -- Lund Observatory, Sweden
- Colin Johnstone -- University of Vienna, Austria
- Anne-Marie Lagrange -- Laboratoire d'astrophysique de Grenoble, France
- Nienke van der Marel -- University of Victoria, Canada
- Ana-Catalina Plesa - German Aerospace Centre, Germany
- Imke de Pater -- University of California Berkeley, USA
- Nico Schmedemann -- University of Münster, Germany
- Kathryn Steakley -- NASA Ames Research Center, USA
- Dustin Trail -- University of Rochester, USA
- Meenakshi Wadhwa -- Arizona State University, USA
- Lauren M. Weiss -- University of Hawaii Manoa, USA
- Ramon Brasser (Earth Life Science Institute, Japan), co-chair
- Tobias C. Hinse (Chungnam National University, South Korea), co-chair
- Elizabeth Bell (University of California Los Angeles, USA)
- Bertram Bitsch (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany)
- Vera Assis Fernandes (University of Manchester, UK & Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany)
- Gabriella Gilli (Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, Portugal)
- Guillaume Hébrard (Institute d'Astrophysique de Paris, France)
- Ming-Chang Liu (University of California Los Angeles, USA)
- Yamila Miguel (Leiden Observatory, Netherlands)
- Stephen J. Mojzsis (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
- Stephanie Werner (Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, Norway)
- Fumi Yoshida (Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan)
- Europlanet Science Congress 2020 (EPSC 2020)
2020-09-27 to 2020-10-02, Granada, Spain
- International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2020)
2020-10-12 to 2020-10-16, Dubai, UAE POSTPONED
In this conference all topics of space research from space life sciences to space exploration are addressed with interesting opportunities for students and young scientists.
Astrobiology in general and the scientific and technical aspects of astrobiological research in space and on Earth will be discussed in different sessions. You will find all details on the IAC 2020 webpages.
We would like to draw your attention especially to session A1.6. Astrobiology and Exploration in the Symposium A1: SPACE LIFE SCIENCES SYMPOSIUM.
- 43d COSPAR Scientific Assembly
2021-01-28 to 2021-02-04, Sydney, Australia
- 9th International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology
2021-09-13 to 2021-09-17, GFZ, Potsdam, Germany